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#1
which metal band has the best lyrics? This has been on my mind lately. Also how do you identify good lyrics? Two Questions, discuss
#3
old megadeth is really good, especially hook in mouth has some crazy good lyrics.
#4
Dark Tranquillity
Dream Theater
Wintersun

and pretty much all power metal

this is just my opinion
#6
I suppose that dependso n whether you enjoy straight forward lyrics, introspective, intellectual, storylike or daft amusing crazy lyrics, like a state in life there are many, and i guess each has its own use at different times and for different purposes.

Personally I've always enjoyed lyrics by Opeth, Devin Townsend, Dream Theater, Porcupine Tree and Ayreon
Last edited by Mike_Atherton at Sep 12, 2009,
#7
Quote by Sherlock_Bones
Steel Panther win in the light-hearted department fo' sho'.



They win in the lightweight, slightly pathetic attempt at humour too.
#8
Quote by DeaThrash
Dark Tranquillity
Dream Theater
Wintersun

and pretty much all power metal

this is just my opinion


I agree with the power metal. But some people find them far to cheesy, so it's really down to opinion.
#10
Quote by metalheadblues
behemoth its undeniable
and tool just read them and enjoy


Uh.

Quote by Christgrinding avenue
slay the whore!
make it bleed,
make it weep
let id die forever more
slit the throat!
let them rot
let them pay
let em taste their own blood
make em crawl!
upon this corpse
I shall feast
'till no hope remains for the twisted mob!


Come on.
#14
Yes, indeed...

Anyway, I've had a shit week. Someone throw crap lyrics at me so I can laugh.
#20
Quote by webbtje
Worm-era Cryptopsy. Everyone else is wrong.


exactly what I was gonna say.
Free your mind and your ass will follow
The kingdom of heaven is within
Open up your funky mind and you can fly

Sumdeus
#22
Quote by webbtje
Worm-era Cryptopsy. Everyone else is wrong.


I found them pretentious. Sorry.
#23
Quote by blommen
old megadeth is really good, especially hook in mouth has some crazy good lyrics.

I'M NOT A FISH I'M A MAN

I love Opeth's lyrics. And while Nevermore are occasionally a bit eh lyrically, they have 100 moments of brilliance, the last verse of This Godless Endeavour is the most meaningful thing in the world.

EDIT: Worst lyrics? Dead of Night by King Diamond. AUGH! AUGH! SOMEONE HIT ME ON THE HEAD!
I'LL PUNCH A DONKEY IN THE STREETS OF GALWAY
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#24
Quote by webbtje
Worm-era Cryptopsy. Everyone else is wrong.

I am forced to agree. Damn you.


Also, I vote for Gojira in the worst lyrics department. Not many bands that come across so awkwardly. Maybe Arch Enemy...
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#26
Quote by Sarcophagist
I found them pretentious. Sorry.


you suck
Free your mind and your ass will follow
The kingdom of heaven is within
Open up your funky mind and you can fly

Sumdeus
#27
Quote by webbtje
PLAZTICK

BAGUEINDASEEEE


Brilliance!

Four hundred thousand years ago
They came from outer space
And gave us life here
And we are taking everything for granted
I don't think we should do this now

TRE BON!
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#29
Quote by Metal_Head1
You can identify good lyrics by reading them.
Also, I don't know about the best, but I feel that Acid Bath's When the Kite String Pops is worth mentioning here.

Good man. Horrifically good lyrics on that album.
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#30
By the way, am I the only one who thinks Cryptopsy's "Defenestration" has the most hilarious lyrics?
Free your mind and your ass will follow
The kingdom of heaven is within
Open up your funky mind and you can fly

Sumdeus
#32
haha about that one, the last couple of screams, is that him saying "and then we fucked it"? It's like at the very end, he just does the same fast grunts over and over again...
Free your mind and your ass will follow
The kingdom of heaven is within
Open up your funky mind and you can fly

Sumdeus
#33
Epic violence makes for the best lyrics.

Longboats have been sighted the evidence of war has begun
Many Nordic fighting men their swords and shields all gleam in the sun
Call to arms defend yourselves get ready to stand and fight for your lives
Judgment day has come around so be prepared don't run stand your ground

They're coming in from the sea
they've come the enemy
beneath the blazing sun
the battle has to be won
Invaders... Pillaging!
Invaders... Looting!

Set ablaze the campfires alert the other men from inland
Warning must be given there's not enough men here for a stand
The Vikings are too many much too powerful to take on our own
We must have reinforcements we cannot fight this battle alone

They're coming over the hill
they've come to attack
they're coming in for the kill
there's no turning back
Invaders... Fighting!
Invaders... Marauding!

Axes grind and maces clash as wounded fighters fall to the ground
Severed limbs and fatal woundings bloody corpses lay all around
The smell of death and burning flesh the battle weary fight to the end
The Saxons have been overpowered victims of the mighty Norsemen

You'd better scatter and run
The battle's lost and not won
you'd better get away to fight another day
Invaders... Raping!
Invaders... Plundering!


In it's wake the immoral wasteland
Fallout erodes the technological shrines to greed
Damnation of the most sacred mother
Three piece jackal prophecy decreed
The fusion heavens, the burning rainfall
Allied breaks in the pattern of all that is
Righteous faction, bribe a blessing
Respite fallacy by blinded ghouls

Defend the keep, Garrison resolve
With mail upon thy soul
Antipathy, resist the mark
Covenant of pure belief

The crow he flies, God speed be with you
The insatiable want for all
The ember riders, on steeds of death
Terrify the soul surviving shine

Patrolling outskirts, the men of vision
Phantom legions fire rays of static light
The blackened skys, the gray horizon
Nova blind standing inner sight
Molecular man, science fiction future
The millennium tide and a time to evaluate
The guiltless conscience, the peaceful syndrome
The universe within the biological self

From the streets, the leukemia leader
Empathic prophet speaks
Divining reach, the hand of fate
Providence of true belief

The raven cries, it's callous caw
For kismet iniquity
Knighted brothers, Sextons to the church
Patriarchs against the ebb of eternal night
Last edited by HamburgerBoy at Sep 12, 2009,
#34
Being able to articulate your thought on whatever you're writing about, being able to have good one-liners whilst keeping it coherent.
Quote by duncang
maybe it's because i secrely agree that tracedin inymballsackistheb best album ever


he's got the fire and the fury,
at his command
well you don't have to worry,
if you hold onto jesus' hand
#36
what about Ahab's?

that shit is intense!
Free your mind and your ass will follow
The kingdom of heaven is within
Open up your funky mind and you can fly

Sumdeus
#37
Here's a little something from a God to a slave,
I never should of been let out the fucking microwave!
We're on this planet and we're running a muck,
I should give a shit but I don't give a fuck!
Ever since I was a scumdog, I blew a cum-wad.
I need a mother-fucking suckadickalickalong!
Burning a mall or two, blowing the load I spew.
You don't wanna fucking fuck me? I'll Fuck you!
This is your ass, and I'm in it.
My man sexy will fuck you up in a minuet.
With an axe, sword, mace, pike your limbless.
Then I'll fuck your ass till its rimless!

Oh! You humans always screaming!
Oh! As you suckle on my semen!
Oh! And the shit is always steamin'
A drunk, a pervert, a junkie and a sodimizer.
But you can call me the salaminizer
Give unto give unto give unto give unto
My life is a luxury, so filled with hate.
I got fifty slaves heaping maggots on my plate.
From my fortress in Antarctica I watch the world die
On my Sony Trinitron that's switched to channel 5.
Back on the road, its no lie....
Stupid fucking humans pay money to die!
Crushed in the pit, nailed to the stage
I only suck the souls that are underage.


Philosophy > Life
#40
Quote by Jimmy-G
Gojira. Opeth. Mastodon

Respectively:
Terrible, generic, comic book quality.
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